Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Bring some Spring
It’s not yet, but so nearly
almost, more or less
all but, not quite
just about, nearly
practically, as good as
pretty much… but not quite feeling like spring out there, yet
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Weave a tiny nest with a twig hook so that you can hang it in a design
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
This is a great flat and open basket to take outside when “harvesting” your fall leaves, pods and flowers. Who knows, you might even find a ghost pumpkin or three…
My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
Craft an arch armature to display those early autumn treasures.
A wire and twig permanent display basket with tiny water sources for a few fresh flowers that can be replaced as needed.
This is the first of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. We will explore how to patina Copper and use it to...
My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered...